We found 38 providers with an interest in multiple sclerosis and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Westwood, KS.

Dr. Brennen Leigh Seifers, DO
Specializes in Neurology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Brennen Bittel's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bittel include facial problems, visual evoked potential test, and migraine. Dr. Bittel's professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Bittel graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Visual Evoked Potential Test, Restless Leg Syndrome, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Neuromuscular ... (Read more)

Dr. Vernita Daniels Hairston-Mitchell, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2012
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Vernita Hairston specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Hairston's areas of expertise include facial problems, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital and Maryland General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Myositis, Syncope, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy E Deisher, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; G056 Delp Pavilion - Epilepsy Center
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Nancy Hammond's specialties are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: facial problems, migraine, and syncope (fainting). Dr. Hammond is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Hammond honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Syncope, Headache, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yunxia Wang, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; 4070 Delp Mail Stop 4017
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Yunxia Wang is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She speaks Chinese. These areas are among her clinical interests: facial problems, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Wang is professionally affiliated with Liberty Hospital and The University of Kansas Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Taishan Medical University and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Wang is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Neuromuscular Disorders, Back Problems, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Michael Arkin, MD
Specializes in Neurology
4400 Broadway Street; Comprehensive Headache and Concussion Suite 520
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Steven Arkin's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and stroke. Dr. Arkin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Patients gave Dr. Arkin an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Stroke, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease

Dr. Arthur Roland Dick, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Kumc Neurology Department
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Arthur Dick's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Dick include back pain, general neurology, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Joel Barohn, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Richard Barohn sees patients in Kansas City, KS. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Barohn's clinical interests include visual evoked potential test, myasthenia gravis, and myositis. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Visual Evoked Potential Test, Myositis, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular ... (Read more)

Dr. Sharon G Lynch, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; 4070 Delp Mail Stop 4017
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Sharon Lynch is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Her areas of expertise include multiple sclerosis (MS). The average patient rating for Dr. Lynch is 2.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lynch accepts. Dr. Lynch studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of Utah School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for her residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Christine M Boutwell, MD
Specializes in Vascular Neurology
4400 Broadway Street; Ms Center Suite 520
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Christine Boutwell is a vascular neurologist in Kansas City, MO. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She has a special interest in general neurology, multiple sclerosis (MS), and stroke. Dr. Boutwell takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Boutwell has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Boutwell is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology

Dr. Deetra Yelena Ford, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Deetra Ford is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Ford's clinical interests: facial problems, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Neuromuscular Disorders, Facial Problems, Migraine, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kazi Ehteshamuddin Syed, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2301 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Kazi Syed specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Syed's clinical interests include sleep study, bell's palsy, and migraine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. He trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency. Dr. Syed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Multiple Sclerosis, Bell's ... (Read more)

Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
6400 Prospect; #t-316
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed practices neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include bell's palsy, spinal cord injuries, and seizure disorders. Patient ratings for Dr. Ahmed average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Indira Gandhi Medical College, Government Medical College, Nagpur, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Brooklyn Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Jacobi Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Electromyography, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Hydrocephalus, Bell's Palsy, Seizure ... (Read more)

Dr. James L Southwell Jr., DO
Specializes in Neurology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. James Southwell practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Southwell's medical residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His clinical interests include myositis, restless leg syndrome, and syncope (fainting). Patient reviews placed Dr. Southwell at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital and Carondelet Health.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Neuromuscular Disorders, Back Problems, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Melanie Doerflinger Glenn, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3599 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Melanie Glenn works as a neurologist in Kansas City, KS and Fairway, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Glenn include facial problems, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Glenn is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Myositis, Syncope, Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Joseph Whittaker, JD, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Ophthalmology
7400 State Line Road; Suite 100
Prairie Village, KS
 

Dr. Thomas Whittaker is a Prairie Village, KS physician who specializes in general practice and ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Whittaker completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Clinical interests for Dr. Whittaker include blepharospasm, diplopia (double vision), and multiple sclerosis (MS). His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Whittaker takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Whittaker is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Graves Disease, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eye Syndrome, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sheila Maureen McGreevy-Barry, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1020, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Sheila McGreevy's specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. McGreevy is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. McGreevy's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Atrial Fibrillation, ... (Read more)

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What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that attacks the protective covering of nerves, causing communication issues between the brain and other parts of the body. The cause of MS is unknown, but some factors may raise a person’s risk of developing it. For example, if your parent or sibling has MS, or you have another autoimmune disease like type 1 diabetes, you may be more predisposed to getting MS than others.

Symptoms of MS vary widely from person to person. Common ones are weakness in the arm or leg, lack of balance, stiff muscles, fatigue, dizziness, partial or total vision loss, slurred speech, and issues with bowel and bladder function. While there is no cure for MS, treatments focus on the following:

  • Reducing attacks, which occur when nerves become inflamed (or swollen), causing new symptoms to arise or existing ones to worsen. Drugs like corticosteroids lessen inflammation and may help prevent attacks or limit their occurrence.
  • Slowing the development of the disease. Immunomodulators are medications that alter the body’s immune response. They may minimize nerve damage brought on by MS and thus decrease the rate at which it progresses.
  • Easing symptoms. Physical therapy can help with leg weakness and improve balance. Medicines like muscle relaxants may be prescribed to reduce muscle stiffness.
Living with MS can be a challenge, but due to advancements in medicine over the past few decades, the quality of life of people with MS has increased. Although the average life expectancy of those who have the disease is about five years lower than the rest of the population, this difference seems to be at a gradual but steady decline.

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